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Articles about Science and Archaeology

I love science. I’m fascinated by the world around me, and want to understand everything about everything. That’s not going to happen, but I keep trying anyway.

Because Christianity is based in historical evidence, science – especially archaeology – is an important tool that establishes the reliability of the Bible and the truth of Christianity. As more evidence is found by professionals in the field, Christianity gains ground as a faith that reflects reality, rather than subjective myths.

The cosmological argument is the idea that God's existence can be shown likely by appealing to known facts about how the universe works. The Kalam Cosmological Argument is a variation of that argument. Popularized by William Lane Craig, it addresses the question of the universe's beginning, and its logical cause.
"Follow the science." That's a good idea, I'd say. Why? Because good science tells us true things about the world around us. Scientific thinking has always been on the side of theism, and of Christianity in particular.
The universe is vast, mind-bending, and fascinating. Scientists - religious and non-religious alike - speak of the conditions necessary for life to exist, and the numbers are mind-boggling. If the universe were only slightly different, based on a large number of different forces, no life could exist. This is a strong argument for the existence of an intelligent designer who purposely created everything. Video, 6:22
Neo-Darwinian evolution is generally accepted by the public as fact, but that doesn't make it so. There are a lot of scientists who, with no religious agenda, acknowledge the scientific and mathematical problems inherent in evolutionary thought. Doug Axe explains simply and clearly why we have reasons to doubt one of the basic tenets of evolution: that small mutations add up to successful adaptation through unguided processes. Video, 17:02.
Did you know there are no fossils with blowholes? As we learn more about biology, the numbers of missing evolutionary links have skyrocketed. Every new discovery brings many more questions than answers, and ever more evidence that blind evolution cannot explain the origin of life’s astonishingly sophisticated biological designs. Audio, 14:08.
Darwin's 'natural selection' is a favorite idea of philosophical naturalists - people who believe the physical world is all that exists. The problems begin when trying to explain how ANYTHING exists. As Doug Axe clearly explains in this video (5:38), evolutionary biology can't account for the origin of things. "The power of invention resides elsewhere."
A primary critique of Darwinian evolution is that there are large gaps in the fossil record. We don't see the transitional forms - animals in the middle of changing from one kind to another - that evolutionists claim to have existed. Günter Bechly says that this isn't a minor problem for Darwin... it's a fatal one. Audio, 16:57
Do humans actually have free will, or is that an illusion created in our brains? It seems silly that anyone would argue that we don't have free will, since the claim implies that they MUST argue that way, rather than that they choose to. What are the implications, and what does the science say?
Entropy is the principle that, in a closed system, disorder increases over time. Without intervention from an outside organizing force, maximum disorder will result. If our universe, or the earth itself, is a closed system, this implies that the universe is not eternal... that it must have been created by an outside force.
In Judges 4 and 5 we read about a battle Israelite prophet Deborah led an army of 10,000 against Sisera’s iron chariots and much larger army. The Israelites defeated the Canaanites, and Sisera was killed in his sleep by Jael, who drove a tent peg through his head. The evidence appears to be strong.
Both Christians and skeptics alike are interested in extra-biblical evidence for accounts found in Scripture. Of particular interest are bits of evidence for the life and death of Jesus. Here we see how the Pilate Stone and the Alexamenos Graffito add credibility to the events.
Matthew, Mark, and Luke record a three-hour period of darkness 'over the whole land' during Jesus' crucifixion. Do we have evidence that this actually occurred? Thallus, Phlegon, and Africanus wrote about the event. Read the details.
The Dead Sea Scrolls, together, are a very important archaeological find. Among other things, they help establish the accuracy of the transmission of the Old Testament over time. However, studying such ancient documents can be very challenging. Video, 2:48:39
Skeptics of Christianity often suggest that Jesus may not have existed. Extra-biblical evidence is especially helpful. Both Tacitus and Josephus mention Jesus, and this article outlines the evidence. Establishing the historicity of the Bible is an important part of discussing Christianity today.
Does science prove or disprove the existence of God? Christians believe that science, when done well, reflects the reality that the universe was created by God. Atheists typically claim that science rules out the existence of God. Examine some of the claims of prominent atheists.

Scientism is a relatively new word. It describes an exaggerated belief in the ability of science alone to explain the world around us. Our scientific understanding of nature keeps changing, but philosopher J.P. Moreland suggests that our moral sense is more reliable than science.

A common claim among those who believe that Darwinian evolution adequately explains life as we know it is that humans have a lot of leftover parts from our primitive ancestors. Whether it's 'junk DNA' or vestigial organs, the idea is that our ancestors needed these parts for survival, but that we no longer need them.

I love science. I always have. I can't resist clicking to news articles that talk about the discovery of a new species, or some tech advancement, or about the chemical makeup of my favorite soft drink. At the same time, I don't always love discussions about science. The reason is simple: most people don't think very well.

This short-ish video lays out part of the reason that I'm not a young-earther. Most of the young-earth folks I know simply don't want to talk about this subject, pretending that it's beneath them to even consider whether the earth is more than 6,000 years old.

Many atheists and modern philosophers are materialists...that is, they reject the notion that anything non-physical exists. The second law of thermodynamics, however, proves them wrong.

I love a good mystery. No, not the Agatha Christie kind...those have never really caught my attention. I mean the real mysteries of life: Stonehenge, the Great Pyramids, the Money Pit, and the rest.

We've been trying to figure out where life comes from for a long time. Aristotle wanted to know. Darwin and Pasteur wanted to know. Seems like everyone wants to know how life on Earth came to be.

Doesn't the Discovery Channel have a proofreader? I spent a few minutes reading an article there today, titled Ancient Humor: Raunch, Riddles and Religion (no longer available). I found it interesting, for the most part.

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